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Saturday October 20th 2018



KMSC participates in College Radio Day

(L-R) Nathan Hoogland, Jon Covert, and Daniel Ver Steeg

(L-R) Nathan Hoogland, Jon Covert, and Daniel Ver Steeg

by Rachael Arnts–Last Friday, 18 mass communication students participated in College Radio Day.

Each year, the College Radio Foundation hosts and encourages college radio stations across the country to participate in this one-day event. This was Morningside’s first year participating in the event.

From 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Morningside students broadcasted live on the college’s radio station, Fusion 93 KMSC. DJs took shelter from the rain on the library patio. To encourage more listeners, anyone who passed by had the opportunity to enter into a door prize. One winner was announced on-air each hour.

The DJs also got to pick their own themes for each hour. Themes included, sports talk shows and a variety of music. To celebrate Morningside’s Homecoming week, throwback songs were also played.

Senior Taylor DeVary is KMSC’s PSA and Promotions director. She saw this as an excellent opportunity to promote KMSC.

“I was interested in it and I told staff about it and they seemed pretty excited about it,” said DeVary.

Sophomore mass communication major Dylan Ferguson was very excited to take part in College Radio Day.

“I have a big passion for sharing new music with people. College radio is a great way for sharing my passion,” said Ferguson.

The day also turned out to be quite the social event. Mass comm students would stop by to support fellow classmates. Spontaneous dancing frequently followed.

“I just really love hanging out with other Mass Comm students and just jamming out,” said Ferguson.

DeVary adds, “My favorite part is the fact that we get to celebrate college radio and hangout.”

Senior mass comm student Christina Vazquez isKMSC’s Station Manager. She was pleasantly surprised on how the day played out.

“I am really happy with the turnout. I was concerned about not having many people but enough signed-up. 11 hours is very massive amount of time on-air,” explains Vazquez.

DeVary, Ferguson, and Vazquez all have their own radio shows that air on KMSC. DeVary’s “The Underground” airs Monday’s from 11 a.m. to noon and from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday’s, Thursday’s, and  Friday’s. You can catch Ferguson’s “Alternative Afternoon” on Thursday’s from 1 to 3 p.m. He is also starting a new radio show that will feature jazz music on Sunday nights at 10. Tune into Vazquez’s show on Monday’s from noon to 3 p.m.